ATLANTA -- The Fox Theatre's Friend of the Fox program has extended its reach to help other Georgia theaters in need.
A nonprofit Fox Theatre Institute was founded in 2008 after a successful campaign to save Atlanta's iconic Fox Theatre from the wrecking ball. Now, FTI organizers want to pay the efforts forward.
"Because we at the Fox have been privileged to witness firsthand the enduring bond between a community and its historic landmarks, we knew we had to act," Fox Theatre community engagement manager Carmie McDonald said in a statement.
FTI is now working to restore the theater organ at the Grand Theatre in Fitzgerald, the lobby at the DeSoto Theatre in Rome, and the marquee at the Holly Theatre in Dahlonega, among other projects.
Fox Theatre president and CEO Allan C. Vella said Friend of the Fox works hard to save historic theaters that time and technology have forgotten.